Blog Archives

You can listen to the whole podcast, or select which section:

Listen to our 20 minute podcast about the tools and techniques you can use in Brightspace, We recorded this podcast in panopto audio.


0-3 minutes – synchronous/asynchronous approaches

3-5 minutes – the virtual classroom

5-7 minutes – Panopto

7-10  minutes – interactive tools

10-12 minutes- sources of information

12-15 minute – moving to online learning; the student focus and the Pulse app

16-18 academics concerns about recording

18-20 minutes thinking about redesigning your delivery

Category: ALTC

Ideas for assessment and feedback

thanks to Anne Quinney,Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader,
FLIE , Bournemouth University for the original post

(1) The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives.

(2) JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment – setting out five principles and 5 targets for 2025.

The 5 principles are:

• Authentic assessment
• Accessible assessment
• Appropriately automated assessment
• Continuous assessment and
• Secure assessment

(3) Leaflet on promoting assessment literacy – available on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit website

The Association for Learning Technology are sharing a huge range of resources with the wider community. The link below has sections on:

Online Pivot, Courses, Remote conferences, links from partners, playful and creative resource, organisational perspectives and the ‘ALT ‘Know How’ on leading virtual teams

Moving Online – where to go, how to start?

Online learning has been thrust upon many of us with the COVID-19 virus causing issues on campus. I have been taking a trawl around the National Teaching Fellows twitter list (@NTF_Tweet)Tweet, and will post ideas/ summaries, activities regularly. All sources will be acknowledged, and any errors or omissions are mine.

Getting started – where better than the Open University?  

Open University resources on online teaching can be found here

And the fabulous OU  Innovating Pedagogy report 2020 is available now should you want to think about future trends:

An infographic setting out the do and do not got online teaching
shared through creative commons

Online at BU (Brightspace)

You need to be logged into BU systems , and this link has the quick guides to everything you need to know..

extract from resources

These videos, hosted on youtube are available if you prefer to ‘see’ – with thanks to Dr Ann Luce, former CEL TEL theme leader for creating

1. How to use video chat in Brightspace:

2. Discussion Boards in Brightspace:

3. Using Canvas (Dr. Andy Callaway, FOM):

4. Video as Feedback using Panopto and Brightspace (Dr. Suzy Attfield-Cutts, SciTech):

5. Using Panopto for Formative Presentation Feedback (can be adapted for online, Dr. Andy Callaway):

6. Social Media and Mobile Journalism Webinar:

7. Blended Learning using Brightspace (will work for online teaching):